Using Natural Remedies To Soothe Different Kinds Of Headache


For a Headache Caused by Dehydration

Dehydration can occur at any time but can be severe during periods of hot weather, after strenuous exercise or following the consumption of caffeinated drinks or alcoholic beverages. Anyone who experiences a headache which they believe may have been caused by too much sun, exertion or diuretic drinks should spend a couple of hours resting somewhere cool and quiet, rehydrating with several glasses of cold water.

1 - Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can be caused by many factors, including some of those listed elsewhere in this article, for example stress and dehydration. Those who suffer from migraines will often recognise the probable trigger at the onset of the headache. Migraines often begin when a blood vessel becomes enlarged, causing chemicals to be released into the body. At this point the symptoms of a migraine begin to appear which may include vomiting, diarrhoea, visual disturbances, coldness and light sensitivity. With a migraine, prevention is better than cure, so it is vital to keep a diary of what food and drink were consumed prior to the attack, as well as any other relevant lifestyle factors such as any mental stresses or muscular strains that were happening at the time. Acupuncture has been known to help some migraine sufferers reduce the severity and frequency of their headaches.

2 - Tension Headache

In periods of high stress, the muscles that support the neck and head can become strained, leading to a tension headache. Working in situations of bad visibility, or poor light, can also precipitate a tension headache due to eye strain. Where possible, move away from whatever you believe may be causing the symptoms. Deep breathing exercises have been shown to very effective in alleviating the worst symptoms of a tension headache, as has meditation. Massage therapy can also be a useful tool for some sufferers of regular tension headaches. Suffers often report that a warm shower can be hugely beneficial.

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